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Here’s my latest update to the list of Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags.

- previous update 02.24.19 -

Please share it! Thank you. :-)

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There will be a PDF version up for download on my Ko-fi, likely tomorrow morning. The link is at the end.
Hashtags For Personal Narratives.

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

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I’m visually impaired & use a white cane.

I was sat on the tube putting my backpack on. Suddenly a man grabbed my bag & shoulder.

I shouted “woah! what are you doing?” I thought he was stealing my bag.

He then verbally abused me for 5 mins because he wanted to “help me”.
Me: what are you doing?! Get off.
Him: I’m helping you!
Me: don’t touch me.
Him: I saw your stick I’m helping you with your bag.
Me: I thought you were stealing it! How was I to know!
Him: this train is packed with 100 people I wanted to help you!
Me: why didn’t you ask!
Him: I was just going to help you! (His tone got increasingly aggressive by this point)
Him: this train is packed! I was going to help you.
Me: I do this every day. Don’t touch people or their possessions without ASKING!

He started muttering.
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Here's my latest update to my collection of active Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 12.13.18.

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At the bottom of the picture, text reads
Portable PDF version will appear on my Kofi in the next day or so.


These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also helpful for crowdsourcing solutions.

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I've seen the #BirdBoxChallenge all over social media lately. As someone with low vision and a blindness cane user, it worries me to see many unsafe and inaccurate videos about doing tasks with no vision. Here is a thread on safe and positive alternatives to the viral challenge
I'm not actually offended by the Bird Box Challenge itself. I like the idea of people learning about life without sight. What I don't like is that many of the activities can easily lead to injury or perpetuate harmful stereotypes. Now, let's get started with our alternatives!
1. Use a screen reader to navigate technology

How would you use your smart devices without eyes? Try enabling a screen reader to find out. iOS users can turn on VoiceOver and Android can use TalkBack.

For Windows, press ctrl-windows-n and for Mac press command-F5
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Here's my lastest update Twitter #Disability & #ChronicIllness Hashtags - previous update 10.17.18

Please share it.
I'll have a PDF version of this for download on my Ko-fi by this time tomorrow. Link at the end.

These hashtags are for sharing your stories & experiences. Also good for crowdsourcing solutions.

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CW Disability Hate Crime / Threat of violence

At a pedestrian crossing.
Me: can I get to the box please?
Man: there’s a road.
Me: (sarcastically)Yes I know there’s a road.
The signal sounded so I started to cross.
Man: Next time I’ll push you in front of a fucking car.

On the other side of the road.
Me: Sorry what did you say?

I then had to listen to a 5 minute tirade from this man. He blocked my path & wasn't going to let me leave until he'd finished lecturing me. He lectured me about how ungrateful I was & how he was only trying to help. 2/?
He berated me because he was being kind, he wanted to make sure I was safe. When I explained that I knew there was a road, there is tactile paving, I was asking for access to the box so that I could cross safely, he just shouted at me for not being "polite". 3/?
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